Mechanisms for intergovernmental cooperation in the Southeastern Virginia Planning District: an evaluation

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1973
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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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New mechanisms proposed for achieving intergovernmental cooperation, primarily among the four major cities. of the Southeastern Virginia Planning District, were evaluated relative to existing legislative provisions for the planning district to become a multi-purpose service district.

Those new mechanisms included: an urban services corporation; a regional urban bank; a regional incentive fund; and an area-wide commission to oversee the other mechanisms. They were not acceptable to the state administration as presented in a consultants' report.

In the evaluation, the mechanisms were found to be more appropriate to the needs of the region than the service district or proposed modifications to that concept. Recommendations were made aimed at achieving compromise mechanisms acceptable to the state and the region.

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